Verboticism: Dumbsistence

'This bank machine is so stupid.'

DEFINITION: v., To have the strength of character, persistence of heart, and dimness of wit to follow an unchanging course of action even when it is completely ineffective. n., A person who unhappily does the same thing over and over again.

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Bushate

Created by: sterncohen

Pronunciation: BUSH-ate

Sentence: OK, now we're really lost - would you stop being such a Bushate and ask somebody for directions?

Etymology: Bush, US President known for persisting at all costs with failed policies; -ate, suffix denoting a condition or state of being.

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Stupetition

Created by: Missnah

Pronunciation: Normally pronounced as stewp/tish/un, but the less common Stew/pa/tish/un is also heard.

Sentence: The stupetitious behaviour of the dog who kept trying to catch the cats through the closed window was hilarious for all those who were watching his numerous failed attempts.

Etymology: Stu- stems fro the word stupid, meaning idiotic. -petition comes from the word repitition meaning doing the same thing more than once

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Halfwitual

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: haf/wit/u/al

Sentence: Sally was a halfwitual bargain shopper who repeatedly bought the giant size box of cereal at Costco to save money and then always threw out half of it when it went stale.

Etymology: half wit + habitual

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COMMENTS:

Excellent combination - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 05:56:00

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Persistencecompulsivedisorder

Created by: wtwhitaker

Pronunciation: Per-sis-tens-com-pol-siv-dis-or-der

Sentence: Even though, in the back of her mind she knew it would never work, she really had PERSISTENCECOMPULSIVEDISOREDER to try her password again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again......... and again.

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Sisyphutile

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Sis-y-phu-tile

Sentence: Her chronic bankruptcy and sisyphutile efforts earned her glances of repulsed horror from the clerks at the Shopmart. It was task of sisyphutilean magnitude, and despite this he assumed responsibility. The hunt for weeds and insects became so inexorably sisyphutiling that gardening was no longer a pleasure. To sisyphutile or not to sisyphutile?

Etymology: Sisyphus (mythological figure sentenced to an eternity of rolling a stone to the top of a hill only to have it roll back down) & futile (ineffective)

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COMMENTS:

wonderful etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:47:00

A classical beauty. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 06:09:00

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Cyclopsycho

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: sigh-clo-sigh-ko

Sentence: Whenever you play angry birds, you tend to go cyclopsycho thinking the outcome will be different

Etymology: cycle and psychotic

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Superflooziety

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: soo per floo zee it tee

Sentence: She'd been in the Game for a while and had seen her fortunes take a tumble over the past few years. And yet, each evening she spent hours dolling herself up and putting on provocative clothes to go out and do her job. Twila had earned the nickname Twilight Twila from her co-workers, the cops and the johns she had known. She walked in the area known as the Strip and plied her trade. But for the last few years, business was not booming, if fact many nights none of her gentlemen friends came calling. Still, she got on her see-through blouses,her mini skirts and her war paint before she hit the streets. She walked and walked every night to no avail. The other girls got attention, but never her anymore. Twila was a superflooziety, an underemployed hooker. She was beginning to wonder if her age was a factor...maybe she should start living off those government pension cheques she had been getting in the mail lately. Afterall, she wasn't likely to get a gold watch for her 45 years in this business! And besides, they did not make support hose in a fishnet style...

Etymology: Superfluous (more than is needed, desired, or required) & Floozie (a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets)

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Cluelant

Created by: jhill1229

Pronunciation: klu lent

Sentence: The cluelant kept trying to unlock the car door with the ignition key.

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Probluseless

Created by: hiladizzle

Pronunciation: Pro-blu-seless

Sentence: Trying to use a broken phone is probluseless.

Etymology: Prolonged (to lengthen in duration) + Blue (holding or offering little hope; dismal; bleak) + Useless (without useful qualities; of no practical good)

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Lancedalot

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: lanced/a/lot

Sentence: Steve repeatedly lancedalot his hand as he took his daily shortcut swinging over the barbed wire fence.

Etymology: Lancelot (the bravest of King Arthur's knights) + lance + alot

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